Oil. China. Agricultural prices dropping. Interest rates rising. Yes, the beginning of 2016 is off to a bit of a rocky start, as U.S. markets had their worst initial week of a new year in market history. So what does the future hold here in the United States, in Iowa and for your business? In advance of our Jan. 28 Economic Forecast Luncheon, we wanted to get our panelists’ thoughts on the economy in 2016. I’m excited to moderate this year’s event, and look forward to seeing you all there.
What is the most important thing businesses should know about the economy in 2016?
I remain optimistic about Iowa’s economy for 2016, but I would caution that we’ll not see as much activity as we’ve seen over the past few years. Continue reading Debi Durham’s response >>>
Statewide, Iowa’s economy looks sound. Jobs and population are growing, and there is much new investment. But state averages mask detail. Continue reading Dave Swenson’s response >>>
Date & Time: Thursday, Jan. 28 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel
Moderator: Chris Conetzkey – Editor, Business Record
Dan Houston – President and CEO, Principal Financial Group Inc.
Debi Durham – Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority
Jim Paulsen – Chief investment strategist, Wells Capital Management
Dave Swenson – Associate scientist of economics, Iowa State University
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